Skilled Practitioners

“Significant improvements in practitioners’ confidence to identify key milestones.”

Skilled practitioners mean that staff understand not only what they are doing but why and can work more successfully with the children and their parents/carers.

Up-skilling and quality continuing professional development (CPD) ensures:

  • you maintain and enhance your knowledge and skills:
  • you are more aware of the changing trends and directions in your profession. The pace of change is probably faster than it’s ever been – and this is a feature of the new normal that we live and work in:
  • you stay interested and interesting.  Experience is a great teacher, but it does mean that we tend to do what we have done before.  Focused CPD opens you up to new possibilities, new knowledge and new skill areas:
  • you advance in your career and move into new positions where you can lead, manage, influence, coach and mentor others.

For further detail about ‘Skilled Practitioner’ please find a copy of a presentation delivered by Emma Mottershead at our conference. Also, for more about the importance of continuing professional development please look at the Teacher Development Trust.

We have produced a number of useful and easy to read documents that can help your professional development. These can be found below:
A Guide To Using The Guskey Model
Book Corner Audit
Book Talk Information Sheet
Boys Talking Hot Spots Audit
Letters and Sounds Audit
Reading Statistics Fact Sheet